Former Portuguese PM selected to be next UN chief

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United Nations, Oct 5 (IANS) Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was unanimously selected on Wednesday by the UN Security Council as the next UN Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon on January 1, 2017, Xinhua news agency reported.

Xinhua quoted Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who is the council President for October, as saying that Guterres had been chosen.

–IANS

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